John Dumelo calls for legalization of Polygamy

Renowned actor and politician, John Dumelo has stated that polygamy should be legalized, especially in his home country, Ghana.

According to the actor, there is nothing wrong in a man having more than a single wife, legally.

John Dumelo calls for legalization of Polygamy


Explaining his stance in an interview on Accra based Citi FM, the recently-married actor noted that although he does not believe in Polygamy, there is nothing wrong with engaging in the act once the family has enough resources to take care of the multiple wives and Children.

According to John Dumelo, women should also be allowed to chose multiple husbands because it is ‘perfect’ for both ways.

“I feel that there’s nothing wrong with it. I mean if our brothers and sisters who are Muslims are doing it perfectly, why not Christians? Provided you can take care of your family and your two or three wives that’s fine and I mean, I speak to a lot of Muslim friends of mine and they’re okay with it, personally I don’t believe in it but I feel it’s good for Ghana.

“The reversal is also perfect, do it both ways, do it for women also but naturally, men are like that and women aren’t so you will find less women doing that but I think should be legalized”, he stated.

Under Ghana’s civil laws, polygamy is considered to be an illegal lifestyle, even though a large part of the population who are Muslims and members of the African Traditional religion do not find any problem with it.

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